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Redskins’ London Fletcher, Josh Wilson may miss Thanksgiving game
Middle linebacker London Fletcher (left ankle sprain) and cornerback Josh Wilson (left shoulder strain) were hurt in Sunday’s 31-6 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, and are uncertain for the Redskins‘ game at the Dallas Cowboys.
The veteran is tied for the active NFL record for consecutive games played with 234.
Garcon reports no setbacks
Pierre Garcon was not a major piece of the offense Sunday in his return from a sprained right foot, but the wide receiver did not appear to make it worse.
“I felt all right, felt all right, felt good,” Garcon said. “No setbacks.”
“I was impressed with the way he ran the routes in comparison to how he looked after he came back from New Orleans. That was encouraging,” the coach said. “He’s had a couple weeks of getting back in football shape; he made some plays in that game. Obviously didn’t get the ball in a couple of those plays, but you could see that he could separate and do some things that give you a chance to win.”
It’s hard to argue that Garcon didn’t look more effective than his previous two attempts to play. But he wasn’t close to 100 percent.
“Um, no, I can’t really say I’m close to where I want to be,” Garcon said. “But I’ve just got to keep pushing, keep dealing with it and keep moving forward.”
Thursday’s game at Cowboys Stadium presents a different variable: turf that could make dealing with the injury difficult.
“The big question now is can he do it on the turf where it’s a little bit harder, a little bit tougher to run on for a guy like him going through the type of pain he’s dealing with on the bottom of his foot,” Shanahan said.
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